na.tro.no’phi.lus. N.L. neut. n.natron, soda (arbitrarily derived from the Arabic n. natrun or natron); N.L. pref.natrono-, pertaining to soda; N.L. masc. adj. suff.-philus, friend, loving; from Gr. masc. adj.philos, on; N.L. masc. adj.natronophilus, soda-loving
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Bacillusnatronophilus is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Bacillus.